The longer the distance between loading and unloading points, the more sense there is in multimodal transport (air, sea, road, river, rail, etc.) or combined transport. SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL organizes, optimizes and manages the logistics chain for your international needs.

Based in Laval (Mayenne, 53) in the Pays de Loire region of France, SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL sees itself first and foremost as your partner rather than your service provider for all your import/export needs.

Thanks to the group’s expertise in container transport (TCM), pallet transport (TRM and Transports Coué) and logistics warehousing (ELM and Logistique Coué) for docking and/or storage of your goods, you benefit from the :




thanks to our own transport solutions with TCM and TRM. We have trucks permanently positioned in our secure parking lot in Le Havre. This means we can respond to port contingencies and prioritize your container in port.

with a dedicated contact who will provide support tailored to your needs. You also benefit from the presence of SOTECAN’s customs specialist to help you with any questions you may have concerning your customs declarations.

Equiped with a reach stacker Our dry port in Laval (53, Mayenne) will give you flexibility when it comes to container drop off.

Our goal

We aim to offer a human and direct approach, reducing the number of intermediaries, and providing logistics and transport know-how entirely dedicated to your service.

In order to reduce the risk of parking and detention cost, we chose :

to have our own team of operating agents, based in Laval (53, Mayenne), as close as possible to the transport and logistics teams, for tenfold group synergy

to control all land-based operations in France, with the support of 32 TCM trucks and 50 container chassis and benefit from our network of transporters, Evolutrans, throughout France.

to find the best conditions for you with shipping lines (rates, transit time, etc.), as we are both a customer and a supplier to the companies (state, national and international).

Organisation, pilotage de la chaine logistique de vos flux internationaux

Our services

Freight forwarding: organization of international sea, air and road freight, from the most conventional to the most technical (ADR, temperature-controlled, etc.).

Customs brokerage: import/export formalities, advice, audit and organization of procedures

Tailor-made logistics with or without consolidation in our dedicated warehouses (Laval 53 Mayenne, Balgau 68 Haut-Rhin, Nîmes 30 Gard): general, high value-added, hazardous or customs goods

Pre- or post-carriage mainly in our own fleet in the west of France (containers, tarpaulins, vans), as well as multimodal solutions for a wide range of destinations.

Our strengths

Active member of the WCA, WWCA, Millenium, Centennial worldwide freight forwarding networks,

AEO accreditation in process

proximity to all Coué / TRM group services (tarpaulin transport, containers, logistics, support services, etc.)

a human-sized team dedicated to your needs, no matter their size


As a NVOCC Non-Vessel-Operating-Common Carrier service provider, maritime transport operator without vessel, we provide international transport and issue transport documents. You benefit from the following range of services:

FCL, Full Container Load, your containers remain closed during the entire shipment

LCL, Less than a Container Load, your products are grouped with other shipments in a container

Breakbulk, transport of your goods in bulk

RO/RO, Roll-on / Roll-off, transport of your rolling stock by ro-ro ship

Transport of dangerous goods

Charter, chartering of a complete ship


We offer a complete range of air services on all continents to meet all your regular, urgent and exceptional transport requirements:

Transport of conventional goods

Transport of temperature-controlled products

Transport of oil and gas equipment

Transportation of automotive freight

Direct shipment

Charter, full aircraft charter

Import export consolidation

Your express and just-in-time couriers


In order to address environmental and economic issues, we organise and manage the following door-to-door combined transport models:

Combined Rail / Road transport, your goods are mainly transported by train and the pre & post transport is done by truck

Combined river/road transport, in this case the delivery of your products is mainly done by barge

Combined transport Rail / Inland waterway / Road, the main routing is done by rail & inland waterway and the pre & post routing by truck

Thanks to our expertise in all modes of transport (air, sea, road, river and rail), our teams can offer you tailor-made solutions, door-to-door, combining the various means of transport.

Wine and spirits supply chain specialist

SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL is your wine and spirits logistics specialist:

Pick-ups from all French and even European  wineries with a tailgate carrier, as close as possible to your suppliers’ business constraints

Secure and insulated storage warehouse to meet the specific requirements of your goods

Customized container packing with insulation kit, reinforcement cushions and lead to ensure smooth delivery to the other side of the world

An expertise of the whole logistic chain without subcontracting for a global control of your project

A dedicated and experienced team for the import/export management of your shipments.

SOTECAN INTERNATIONAL is a member World Wine Cargo Alliance (WWCA) network,which speciliases in the international logistics and supply chain of wine and spirits. France is a major hub for wine industry and we are happy to provide our customers and partners with solutions from and to our country.

Our Import / Export news

Our TRM & TCM entities have signed up to Objective CO2!

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French head chef Julien Royer entrusts Sotecan International with the delivery of a Vintage Vehicle

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Julien Royer is a French head chef 👨‍🍳 , originally from Cantal in France, who for the past few years has been making a great culinary journey in Singapore 🇸🇬 his adopted city. Since the opening of his restaurant Odette, he has…
Transports Coué, TRM, ELM et Sotecan International au Top Logistics Europe avec OTMS

Participation in Top Logistics Europe on June 15 and 16, 2022 in Lille

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The Coué group organises your entire distribution chain :